Pastor Larry Witt grew up in Waupun, WI and had the blessing of attending church from a young age. It was during those early years of hearing God's Word, he realized he was a sinner and accepted Christ as his Savior.
All through his teen years and later while serving in the United States Navy, Pastor Larry sought local churches where he could be active in the ministries.
Upon returning to Wisconsin after the Navy, Pastor Larry met his wife, Penny. Together they served in church ministries. He enjoyed the many years of leading teen ministries and preaching at the prisons. In 2006, God lead Pastor Larry to take the pastorate at First Baptist Church.
Pastor Larry has a passion for God's Word, engaging the believer to a greater love for God ,and sharing the Gospel to the community.
First Baptist Church has seen a rich history of God’s faithfulness and grace.
It was on the evening of May 21, 1845. Nine people met in Fond du Lac’s first schoolhouse to organize the First Baptist Church of Fond du Lac. Some had even come “on a sled drawn by oxen over the grass.”
Over the next several years the growing congregation met in the courthouse, often having to turn away attendees due to lack of space. On December 29, 1853, a new church building was dedicated. For 52 years the congregation worshiped in this building located at the corner of Forest Avenue and Union Street (Military Road).
In 1907, a new building was built on the corner of First and Macy Street, and, in May 1982, the congregation built a new church building at the present location on East Scott Street.
Over the past years many pastors have served faithfully at First Baptist Church. In 2008, the church voted to become an Independent Baptist Church and continue God's ministry in the Fond du Lac area for many years to come.
Global Partners Around the World
ASSIST - Native Pastors in Nicaragua
Bearing Precious Seed
CrossBars Prison Ministry
Scandinavians for Christ
Wings As Eagles
What We Believe
We believe that there is one, and only one living and true God, the God of the Bible, infinite, perfect, holy the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
Psalm 145:5; Psalm 83:18; Romans 1:20; Revelation 4:11; Mark 12:26
The Sovereignty of God
We believe in the absolute Sovereignty of God. We believe according to the scriptures that nothing comes to pass that is not either ordained or allowed by God. We believe that the Bible is divinely inspired and infallible Word of God; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end; and truth without any mixture of error or contradictions for its matter.
The Creation of Man
We believe in God’s creation of earth, the heavens and Man as described in the Scriptures, namely, Genesis Chapter One and Two.
Daniel 4:35; Proverbs 16:1; Proverbs 16:4; Proverbs 16:9; Proverbs 16:33; Ephesians 1:11; John 1:13; Proverbs 19:21
We believe that a New Testament Church is a visible, local assembly of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel for the purpose of carrying out the Great Commission; observing the ordinances of Christ; that it was personally founded by Christ Jesus during His ministry on earth; that it is a democratic body led by the Holy Spirit with Christ as the Head.
I Corinthians 1:1-13; Acts 2:41-42; Matthew 28:19,20; Mark 16:15
The Church Ordinances Of Baptism And The Lord’s Supper
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; that it symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection unto a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership; that the Lord’s Supper, in which the church, by the use of unleavened bread and wine, are to commemorate together the dying of Christ; that it symbolizes the broken body and shed blood of the Son of God.
Acts 8:36-39; Matthew 28;19; Romans 6:4; Acts 2:41-42; I Corinthians 11:26
The Lord’s Return
We believe in the imminent, personal, and pre-millennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ; that His coming is fast approaching; that the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them to receive glorified bodies like Him. The dead out of Christ shall rise at the close of the millennium; and they shall be brought before the Great White Throne of Judgment and cast into eternal condemnation.
Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16,17; Revelation 20:11-15
The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; but by voluntary transgression he fell from that holy and happy estate; in consequences of which all mankind are now sinners, totally depraved, incline to evil; and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin, without excuse.
Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3:6-24; Romans 5:19; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 5:12; Romans 3:23
The Virgin Birth of Christ
We believe that the conception of Jesus Christ was of the Holy Spirit; that he was born of a virgin according to the Scriptures.
Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20
II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 2:15
The Way of Salvation
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly by grace; through the Mediatorial offices of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; who by divine appointment, freely took upon himself our likeness, yet without sin, and by his voluntary death, burial, and resurrection made eternal satisfaction and atonement to God for our sins; that the Lord Jesus Christ by grace saves even unto the uttermost all who repent toward God and believe; and are thus regenerated by the Holy Spirit; and that salvation thus wrought is wholly by grace, “The free gift of God,” requiring neither culture nor works in any form to secure it or keep it.
We believe that sanctification is the Divine setting apart of the believer unto God accomplished in the three-fold manner; first, an eternal act of God, based upon redemption in Christ, establishing the believer in a position of holiness at the moment of trust in the Savior, second, a continuing process in the saint as the Holy Spirit applies the Word of God to their life, third, the final accomplishment of this process at the Lord’s return.
We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by God the Father for Jesus Christ.
II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 2:15